To commemorate the 41st anniversary of the passing away of the internationally renowned martial arts movie star Bruce Lee, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department tomorrow (July 20) will launch a series of special programmes at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, as well as introducing new items at its "Bruce Lee: Kung Fu ? Art ? Life" thematic exhibition.
Launched in July last year, the five-year exhibition features over 600 relics related to Lee including memorabilia, costumes, gym equipment, articles written by Lee himself and items from his own collections, allowing visitors to learn more about his life story, his martial arts philosophy and his ambitions.
To mark the first anniversary of the exhibition, the museum will introduce 12 new sets of exhibits and graphic displays to add a new dimension to our appreciation of the life of the iconic kung fu master. These include Lee's own manuscripts analysing his persona (named Lee) in the film "Enter the Dragon" (loaned from the Bruce Lee Foundation), the metal claw designed by Lee as a prop for "Enter the Dragon" (loaned from Hong Kong collector Mr Stanley Zau Chwan-yeu) and a booked titled "Hu Wei San Jie Gun" ("Tiger Tail Three-section Cudgel") from Lee's personal library (loaned from American collector Mr Perry Lee).
In addition, the main panel at the entrance of the exhibition has been replaced by a new design created by acclaimed Hong Kong computer animator Mr Shannon Ma, which shows Lee's more graceful side. It also offers visitors the chance to be photographed alongside an image of Lee, in which he is wearing sunglasses and a confident smile.
Lee was involved with movies throughout his life, and visitors can learn more about his pursuit of martial arts in his movies. The theatre in the museum will screen five of Lee's classic films ("The Big Boss", "Fist of Fury", "The Way of the Dragon", "Enter the Dragon" and "Game of Death") from tomorrow to July 25 (except July 22 when the museum is closed). The exhibition and screenings offer a great chance to learn about Lee's achievements in the martial arts and movies.
Visitors to the exhibition tomorrow will have an opportunity to receive a miniature souvenir nunchaku, while stocks last.
Exhibition visitors only need to pay the museum's standard admission fees without any additional charges.
For more details about the exhibition, please visit the Hong Kong Heritage Museum's website at www.hk.heritage.museum .
Ends/Saturday, July 19, 2014
Issued at HKT 11:00
The new image of Bruce Lee on the main panel at the exhibition entrance.
Visitors to the gallery can experience unique items that belonged to kung fu legend Bruce Lee.
Han's Metal Claw, designed by Lee as a prop for "Enter the Dragon". 1972. Collection of Mr Stanley Zau Chwan-yeu.
Bruce Lee's manuscript: character analysis of "Lee", the protagonist in "Enter the Dragon". 1972 - 1973. Collection of the Bruce Lee Foundation. TM & © Bruce Lee Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.